International Contemporary Ensemble, The City of Tomorrow & Nick DeMaison
Jun
10
8:00 PM20:00

International Contemporary Ensemble, The City of Tomorrow & Nick DeMaison

Photo Credit: Gretchen Robinette

Photo Credit: Gretchen Robinette

The International Contemporary Ensemble and The City of Tomorrow woodwind quintet present a three-part program featuring works by Ursula Mamlok, Natasha Anderson, and Felipe Lara under the direction of Nick DeMaison. The program includes rarely heard works by Ursula Mamlok alongside two US premieres by Anderson and Lara. Alice Teyssier and The City of Tomorrow feature as soloists. This performance is made possible in part by the generous support of the Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Foundation.


Program:
Ursula Mamlok: Concertino for wind quintet & chamber orchestra
Natasha Anderson: Cleave
Felipe Lara: Brutal Mirrors
Ursula Mamlok: Four German Songs for string orchestra, World Premiere
Ursula Mamlok: Breezes

Performances and commissioning activities during the 2018-19 concert season are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.

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Ensemble Evolution at the Banff Centre
Jun
24
to Jul 13

Ensemble Evolution at the Banff Centre

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Featuring a faculty of performers drawn from the ranks of the International Contemporary Ensemble, along with an extraordinary group of composers, improvisers, and conversation partners, Ensemble Evolution explores the evolving range and depth of ensemble playing in the early 21st century. 

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Claude Vivier's Kopernikus
May
15
to May 16

Claude Vivier's Kopernikus

  • 22 Boerum Place Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)
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Music of the Americas presents the New York premiere of composer Claude Vivier's chamber opera Kopernikus. The production, performed by Meridionalis and the International Contemporary Ensemble, features video by Sergio Policicchio.

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Morgan Krauss World Premiere at Constellation Chicago
May
12
8:30 PM20:30

Morgan Krauss World Premiere at Constellation Chicago

Throughout "the other is contained in the one," Morgan Krauss expresses what it means to her to be a survivor of sexual abuse and sexual assault. The work is a multi-movement piece, approximately 45 minutes in length, scored for an unconducted chamber ensemble of six players: flute, voice, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, and viola.

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Perle Noire: Bookshop Talk
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Perle Noire: Bookshop Talk

In conjunction with Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine, presented by Harvard University Music Department, is a talk at the Carpenter Center Bookshop on May 2. Curator Naomi Beckwith, vocalist Julia Bullock, director Peter Sellars, and composer Tyshawn Sorey will speak about Perle Noire its unique and poignant take on the iconic Josephine Baker and her brilliance, public courage, and private tragedies.

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NYU Intermedia at Abrons Arts Center
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

NYU Intermedia at Abrons Arts Center

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Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 PM.
Free Performance

The International Contemporary Ensemble continues its collaboration with the innovative composers of New York University, who are experts in the latest music technology. On Monday, April 8, graduate composers are featured in a program of world premieres .On Wednesday, April 10, the Ensemble presents an event featuring artists from the ICEcommons composer-discovery database. NYU Intermedia co-hosts this event.

Performances and commissioning activities during the 2018-19 concert season are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.

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Tyshawn Sorey Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre
Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

Tyshawn Sorey Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

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Tyshawn Sorey is a visionary artist who is erasing the lines of musical preconceptions. The 2017 MacArthur Fellow has a wide-ranging creative practice, embracing the roles of composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, scholar, and educator. This Portrait features two new works, written for ensembles with which Sorey has close ties.

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Big Ears Festival 2019
Mar
21
to Mar 24

Big Ears Festival 2019

  • Various venues, Knoxville, TN (map)
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The mission of the Big Ears Festival is to create, nurture, and support artistic expression and cultural education that transcends traditional boundaries, strengthens and builds relationships, and connects across communities through genre-defying music, film, arts programming, and interactive experiences presented in Knoxville, TN. At Big Ears 2019, ICE will perform a program featuring the work of four daring women composers: Ellen Reid, Carla Kihlstedt, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Ashley Fure.

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Opera Omaha's ONE Festival
Mar
20
to Apr 13

Opera Omaha's ONE Festival

Explore sound as you swing, slide and play on Playground, an interactive sound sculpture installation, curated by Ellen Reid. On selected dates and times, take part in open recess on Playground, and then watch as the resonant art sculpture comes to life for Run, a 15-minute original composition for voice and devised playground instruments, featuring ONE Festival soloist Naomi Louisa O’Connell and International Contemporary Ensemble artists

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Residency at University of Michigan
Mar
10
to Mar 14

Residency at University of Michigan

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ICE plays its fourth and final residency at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Composers Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen, fresh from a performance of their In Plain Air on the University of Michigan campus, team with bassoonist and ICE Co-Artistic Director Rebekah Heller and saxophonist Ryan Muncy to discuss their recent collaborations.

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Wang Lu Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Wang Lu Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

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Born in Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China, composer and pianist Wang Lu writes music that is dramatic, lyrical, and powerful. Brought up in a musical family with strong Chinese opera and folk music traditions, her works reflect a very natural identification with those influences, through the prism of contemporary instrumental techniques and new sonic possibilities.

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The International Contemporary Ensemble with Experiments in Opera: Off the Ground
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

The International Contemporary Ensemble with Experiments in Opera: Off the Ground

Experiments in Opera presents Off the Ground, including workshop performances of three different operas in development. Warka Vase, the third of these operas, is a new work by composer Rick Burkhardt and presented in collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and their OpenICE initiative.

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International Contemporary Ensemble at Teatro Mayor
Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

International Contemporary Ensemble at Teatro Mayor

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The International Contemporary Ensemble heads to Colombia! Ensemble members Rebekah Heller, Joshua Rubin, and Ross Karre will perform Pauline Oliveros’ Primordial Lift (1998), a work inspired by the resonant low frequencies of the earth, at Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo on February 6th.

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Collecting Wang Lu at the New York Public Library
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Collecting Wang Lu at the New York Public Library

  • The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium (map)
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In an effort to reshape the way that ICE’s music is created and shared, the ensemble is creating a radically accessible online archive, where composers, performers, and audiences can discover new works, and share their thoughts about how music is composed, performed, and heard. January’s installment of this successful series at the New York Public Library features world premiere performances of music by boundary-breaking Chinese-American composer Wang Lu.

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Suppression Dam at Sydney Festival, Australia
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Suppression Dam at Sydney Festival, Australia

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Ensemble Offspring, Casula Powerhouse and Sydney Festival present three celebrated international art music ensembles – Ensemble Offspring (Sydney), International Contemporary Ensemble (New York/Chicago) and Ensemble Adapter (Berlin) – performing a surround sound concert in the vast Casula Powerhouse turbine hall. 

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